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Surf Drive

Surf drive is the 100 GB storage offered to you by surfnet, ISC's daddy.

Using the web drive is trivial. Go to https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/, type username and password and it will probably work. The 16 GB upload limit is too ambitious, but it's a good start.

The client software works well enough. It will start a daemon that synchronizes stuff from your drive with a local directory. It does not use a standard though.

If you want some standards compliance. Install:

sudo apt-get install davfs2
Make a folder ~/Surf and go to your personal settings page. Generate a password and note your username. Try if it works:
sudo mount -t davfs https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/remote.php/nonshib-webdav/ ~/Surf/
Did that work? Let's automate it in /etc/fstab (mutatis mutandis):

https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/remote.php/nonshib-webdav/  /home/user/Surf davfs defaults,user,auto,uid=1000,gid=1000  0 0 

and put the credentials in /etc/davfs2/secrets.

Windows explorer

Windows file explorer can also be used for accessing your surfdrive, without any aditional software. Use u123456@ru.nl as username on Windows. Unfortunately it demands that the webdav directory is on the server root, so the following will not work:


and for the donders data repositry (checked, this works)